Getting Your Glam On

I am a great believer in the adage that we are all beautiful in our own way. We all have our best features, and then the ones we would love to change if we had the chance. But even though we are all beautiful in our own way, it doesn’t mean that we can’t give Mother Nature a helping hand when it comes to looking our best. Sometimes that means faking it to enhance what we have already been given. Whether it be fake tan, fake lashes or lip plumping kits, we all have make up and beauty items that we turn to when it comes to getting our glam on. The rule with beauty is that as long as we are looking after our skin, we can wear whatever make up we like. A gentle skincare range like Dermalogica will ensure that we can put out full face on, and still have baby soft skin at the end of the day.

What other beauty fixes can we use to give nature a helping hand?

Fake that tan

I wrote a post last week about faking our tans and looked at the health implications that mean we now want to be sun kissed without the threat of skin cancers. But many of us do prefer the look of our skin when it is tanned, when we have a lovely, healthy glow that makes us look and feel better. St Tropez is one of the best brands around, but if you are on a budget I would definitely recommend St Moriz which is a stunning dupe brand with fabulous results. I often use their self tan mist, it is easy to apply and costs less than £5. (You can read some of my tips for applying fake tan here).

St. Moriz Professional Self Tan Mist Medium 150ml £3.99 Click to visit Boots

Fake those lashes

Long, thick, lustrous lashes are the dream of most of us. But, in reality, my own lashes are fairly thin, not as long as I would like them, and quite blond in appearance. And so, when it comes to a night out, I fake it. Eyelure are the queen of false eyelashes, with a range of styles that can either add to the thickness of your lashes, or give you a full on, swinging sixties, dollybird look. My current favourites are the ‘Cheryl Oh My Goddess’ set that are dark, featherlite and fluttery and give a real glamorous look.

Cheryl – Oh My Goddess £7.25 Click to visit Eyelure

Fake those lips

We can’t all be blessed with bee stung lips or a perfect pout, but again, we can give nature a helping hand. Many lipglosses now contain ingredients that will plump your lips. Soap and Glory’s hilariously named Sexy Mother Pucker brand has a variety called Pillow Plump. This features LIPSWELL, a natural flower oil infusion and glassy-shine technology that will give you a pretty glorious pout.

Soap & Glory™ Sexy Mother Pucker™ Pillow Plump XXL £10 Click to visit Boots

You are beautiful, but sometimes we just need to fake it!

9 thoughts on “Getting Your Glam On

  1. I am not one for using a lot of make up but I definitely agree that sometimes we need to fake it to make it- plus it does wonders for our self esteem at times. I know a few people that use the above fake tan and really rate it highly.

  2. I haven’t been out and got properly glammed up in ages. Definitely need to get my hands on some good fake tan ready for the summer though!

  3. I’ve only ever used fake eyelashes on my wedding day they certainly made me feel glam however I am rubbish at applying them. I don’t mind using the occasional lip plumper either although I’m not a fake tan fan myself.

  4. Little things like this can definitely make a huge difference to your confidence can’t they!? 🙂

  5. since i have a tan complexion i personally don’t use but will recommend to my friends!

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